Mascara Monday: L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara

Well, well, welllll….it’s been forever and a day since we’ve seen a mascara from L’Oreal. The last one I played around with was Voluminous Million Lashes and that was LAST YEAR. Sheesh. Let’s hope that this kid was worth the wait.

Price: $8.99 from drugstores
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5

What It Claims: Per the packaging…

The Truth: Well, it’s not THAT bad.

What I Loved About It: Verrrrry nice wand. Take a look at that.

What I Didn’t Like: It was beyond flaky. And the consistency was just…weird.

Overall: Okay, seriously…what’s with these brands re-using the SAME names? You’ve got L’Oreal Voluminous, Voluminous Million Lashes and now Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. It gets so confusing after awhile. And it doesn’t help that Million Lashes’ packaging looks a lot like False Fiber Lashes. Dag. Come on, L’Oreal. From a consumer and beauty editor’s point of view, me thinks you can be be a little more creative than that. I know it really shouldn’t bug me but it kinda does.

But anyway…

Simply put, this is a fiber mascara. It has tiny pieces of fiber that are supposed to attach themselves to your lashes and help elongate them. Sounds simple enough, uh? Funny thing is, I experienced more volume with this mascara than length. I’m not sure what’s up with the formula on this baby but it seemed to slowly disappear after awhile. I usually experience this with natural mascaras but have never had this problem with a L’Oreal mascara. Literally an hour after I applied 3 coats, the volume and length of my lashes just…dropped. What I was left with was flaky mascara bits oozing down my eyes. So not cool.

The crazy thing is when I applied it, I loved the outcome. I pushed it to the limit and applied 3 coats (I normally do 2) and while it was a bit clumpy dumpy, it looked great. But how could it just disappear like that? Your guess is as good as mine. Oh, and there’s one thing that I don’t like about this mascara. It’s so big!

It’s like an oversized mascara.

Such a whiny complaint, I know, but I don’t like it. It has a weird handle and can make applying a little challenging. The brush is nice to work with. It reminds me a lot of Maybelline the Falsies wand, except the bristles are stiffer and aren’t as spaced out. You won’t run into any troubles with actually applying the mascara. Whether it will last all day or not, however, is another question. The formula is on the thicker side which may be why it looks so clumpy after 3 coats. There’s a Waterproof version of this mascara too. Maybe that one is better.

 

Bare Lashes


Lashes after 3 coats

Do I recommend it?: Only if you’re itching to try something new. It’s not terrible but it certainly won’t last all day.

Yeahno. I had high hopes for this L’Oreal mascara but the formula is just not up to par.

Have you tried this mascara yet? What do you think?

Mascara Monday: COVERGIRL Lash Perfection mascara

Wow wow wow, looks like COVERGIRL is hitting us with not one but TWO new mascaras this summer season. These brands crack me up. They’ll be quiet for months on the mascara front and within month they’ll start releasing a bunch at a time. Not that I’m complaining but it doesn’t make me chuckle a bit.

Word on the beauty bloggin’ street (because you don’t know there’s a street, right? ;) ) is that Lash Perfection is supposed to be a lot like Max Factor’s Volume Couture mascara; which, by the way, was one of my FAVORITE mascaras of all time. When Max Factor left the States so did my ability to purchase them. Needless to say I was super excited to try Lash Perfection. Is it like my beloved Volume Couture mascara?

Mascara Monday: Lancome Oscillation Intensity

It’s a well known Clumps of Mascara fact that I am a HUGE fan of Lancôme’s mascara. Virtually every one I’ve tried has been up to par. I haven’t come across one that I wouldn’t recommend. I was super excited that they came out with another vibrating mascara. For a while, I thought the vibrating mascara trend had slowly faded away. But I’m glad to see that Lancôme is showing that there IS a place for them.  Let’s see how Ôscilliation Intensity did…

 

Sista Show-Off: The Beauty Xchange

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Check out my blogger and friend Gig who blogs over at The Beauty Xchange. She’s a shoe lovin’ super mom with a passion for beauty, fashion and everything in between.

Amor de Lacquer: L.A. Colors Color Craze collection

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I haven’t blogged about them much but I loooove L.A. Colors. I always manage to spot their nail polishes in beauty stores in New York City, but I have a super hard time finding them here in Florida. But giiiiirl, when I saw this set of 4 in CVS, I almost screamed.

And it was a whooping $6! I know, right?? That’s so hot! Wait until you see these babies in action.

Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Intimate Collection

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Wow oh wow, Zoya. When I first laid eyes on this collection, I’ll admit it…I wasn’t THAT surprised. Well, color me loca. This may be one of my favorite Zoya collections to date.

Hit the jump to see the swatches.

FOTD Friday: My eyes…in 3D!

Happy Friday, gorgeous people! Today’s face of the day is brought to you by LORAC. Remember that time I reviewed one of their lippies? I’ve been having a LORAC love affair since then. The brand recently released a ton of hot new goodies. But they aren’t what you think they are. They are in 3D!!!

I know, right? You’re mesmerized too, uh? I know. Hit the jump to get a close-up.

Amor de Lacquer: Valentine’s Day nails

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Who wants some Valentine’s Day nails? Don’t front, my sister. You know you’ve been waiting until Valentine’s Day season to rock some pink nails. I kid, I kid. While most of us nail polish lovers don’t need to wait on a holiday to rock certain nail colors, I love going over the top when holidays pop up.

And so…how appropriate are these pink polishes from Sinful Colors?

But the best thing about these polishes? They are only $1.99? Ohhhh yeah!